Nós somos apaixonados pelo café e pela tecnologia
O projeto é selecionado para o programa Startup Brasil. A equipe também da boas vindas para Fabio: quem desenvolveu toda a plataforma a partir do zero.
A algrano é lançada no “World of Coffee” em Gotemburgo, na Suécia. A plataforma ganha o Prêmio de Inovação Tecnológica e TI da “Specialty Coffee Association of Europe”.
The founders move back to Switzerland after a year being close to producers in the Brazilian coffee fields.
Traded volumes increase, a second employee joins the team to support in managing logistics and back office tasks.
Algrano launches a semi-automatized logistic back-end to increase efficiency in contract execution and on its buyers’ end.
FairTrade joins forces with algrano to build a new way of trading coffee. Algrano launches the first fully transparent and customizable supply chain for roasters. Additionally, algrano hires the first sales manager to increase expansion speed.
Algrano attracts the interest of several private investors and raises more than 2 million CHF to finance its expansion strategy and moves its office from Zug to Zürich.
Algrano becomes a team of 13 employees including experts in software development, design, marketing and sales, coffee quality and logistics.
Algrano has signed up 527 European roasters, 563 producers and 74 cooperatives
Christian tem experiência em meios digitais e física. Com essas habilidades combinadas, ele planeja e gerencia o desenvolvimento da plataforma on-line da algrano e nossas atividades de marketing e comunicação. Antes da algrano, Christian trabalhou para uma empresa suíça de consultoria sediada em Santiago, Chile.
Best coffee? Directly on the field, together with the producers.
Gilles estudou Relações Internacionais antes de se mudar para o mundo do café trabalhando para um comerciante de café, que tinha sua base na Suíça e no Brasil. Na algrano, Gilles é responsável pelos recursos e pelo desenvolvimento de parcerias. Ele é o principal contato entre produtores e exportadores.
Best coffee? TBD
Raphael é Phd em Economia e tem vasta experiência em desenvolvimento de negócios. Na algrano, Raphael gerencia as finanças e é o principal contato com as torrefadoras. Antes da algrano, Raphael trabalhou para uma empresa de comércio de energia em Berna, Suíça.
Best coffee? A sweet Aeropress in front of the surfvan shared with my family, overlooking the ocean
Professional barista with a background in English language studies, Veronika makes sure that the green beans find their way to the right shelf, right file and the right person.
Best coffee? Filter, whatever place or setting. I enjoy it the most when there is no reason to rush.
A Canadian World Champion downhill skateboard racer, professional barista and NŸCHA Kombucha Co-Founder/Brewer. At algrano, Patrick empowers coffee growers and roasters through collaboration, events and trips.
Best coffee? A natural filter with hints of fermenty-funk!
Susanna has an MBA in International Business and her career background is in marketing and sales. She has worked in the sports, technology and food industry. At algrano, Susanna is responsible for sales and marketing in the Nordic countries.
Best coffee? Cappuccino with Oat milk
Tom has over 10 years experience in the UK coffee industry before joining Algrano in 2019. From cafe operations to training and heading up a sales team for a leading coffee roaster. Tom is our UK Sales Director, responsible for managing the Algrano platform for all roasters in the UK.
Best coffee? In the morning a flat white and in the afternoon a Chemex with a fresh and funky natural.
While finishing her Master degree in Quantitative Finance, Megi uses financial knowledge to ask business relevant questions and answers them with meaningful analyses based on the platform’s data.
Best coffee? An espresso, at some local coffee shop in northern Italy
Fabio é um talentoso desenvolvedor de software de Basileia que decidiu se estabelecer em Samaipata, no alto das montanhas da Bolívia. Fabio se juntou a algrano no final de 2014, de seu “Outpost” boliviano ele tem sido responsável pelo desenvolvimento da plataforma desde então.
Best coffee? A single origin coffee best as a filter brew in a nice coffee shop where it's freshly roasted.
Curious, kind and funny, and with a background in Economics and Informatics, Zmago builds new features for the algrano platform.
Best coffee? Filter coffee. Preferably at home, early in the morning.
Laura comes from Medellín in Colombia. As a service designer, she is improving the algrano experience for coffee roasters and coffee producers around the world.
Best coffee? Filter coffee. Exploring new places! Going around the city, searching for new coffee shops and tasting different origins.
Self-taught software engineer, with a curiosity for all things web and pragmatic approach to creating software. Responsible for helping create the best technical solutions at algrano.
Best coffee? I'm only about to discover a true taste of coffee that's nothing like the commercially sold ones. As of now, quality mate blend serves me best.
Luiza worked as a journalist in Sāo Paulo, Brazil, until 2016 when she embraced coffee as a career. She started as a barista, moved to the UK and soon got involved in roasting. She was head roaster at Ancoats before joining algrano.
Best coffee? A Kalita from a clean natural with pineapple notes or, on tougher days, industrial quantities of a chocolatey and bright Guatemala brewed on a Curtis.
Davide é formado em Economia nos Países Baixos e trabalhou na Microsoft em vendas por dois anos. Como italiano, ele tem uma paixão inata pelo café. Davide é responsável pelas vendas e marketing nos países DACH e Itália em algrano.
Best coffee? An espresso in Naples.
Richard has worked for International Traders at the origin in East Africa and at destination in Europe after studying International Rural Development in the UK. The contact for Mid and Large-sized roasters and anyone looking to explore how algrano can diversify their sourcing.
Best coffee? The first one in the morning before heading into the field.
With a background in the Financial Industry and currently in the last year of her bachelor studies in Economics, Lara is responsible for Accounting, HR, and Administration.
Best coffee? A cappuccino along with a piece of cake :)
Maxime has worked 4 years in coffee: from being a coffee merchant in Europe, to finance clerk and three years in Africa (Burundi & Uganda) as an operations manager. Some of the coffees produced under his supervision won Cup of Excellence awards among other competitions.
Best coffee? A fully-washed coffee from the Kayanza province (Burundi) made with love in a Chemex
A background in hospitality management and startups led her into the field of product development in tech-related industries. Jovana is responsible for maximizing the value of the Algrano platform.
Best coffee? Espresso, on the bar in Italy.
Gert-Jan has a background in operations & logistics and worked previously in chemical, petrochemical, and mining industry. He is responsible for shipping coffee safely around the world to your doorstep.
Best coffee? A Chemex on a lazy Sunday morning.
A black Labrador Retriever born on May 27, 2019. She is destined to become a guide dog for the blind. Before she leaves us someday :(, her job at algrano is to cheer us up and conjure smiles on our faces.
Best coffee? Puppyccino